Learn more about teaching the new social studies standards!
Videos from the writers and our partner organizations
The following videos were recorded as part of a monthly "unpacking" series during the 2019-20 school year and feature many of the standards writers delving a little deeper into the content in the content standards. Each month's video also includes helpful related documents.
K-12 Overview: Dave Johnson and Gabrielle Likavec discuss the birds-eye-view of what's changed K-12 with Michigan's newly adopted K-12 Social Studies Standards. This video covers the basics.
Civics Overview: Dave Johnson and Ellen Zwarensteyn discuss the changes to the high school Civics course.
World History and Geography: Dave Johnson and Dr. Tamara Shreiner discuss the changes to the middle and high school world history and geography courses.
US History and Geography: Dave Johnson and Rebecca Bush discuss the changes made to the 5th grade, 8th grade, and HS US History and Geography standards.
Economics: Derek D'Angelo from the Michigan Council for Economic Education and Dave Johnson discuss the changes to Economics.
K-4 Overview: Dr. Annie Whitlock, Stan Masters, and Dave Johnson discuss the changes to the K-4 standards and what practicing inquiry means in a K-4 classroom.
Civics Changes Overview
World History and Geography Overview
US History and Geography Overview
Videos from partner organizations that further detail ways to teach some of the new Michigan Content Standards
Part of the MCSS Spring 2020 Webinar Series, Dr. Annie Whitlock from the University of Michigan Flint discusses strategies for teaching social studies to young learners.
Part of the MCSS Spring 2020 Webinar Series, Gabrielle Likavec from the Michigan Geographic Alliance discusses ways to further geography based education via distance.
Part of the MCSS Spring 2020 Webinar Series, special guests from the Genocide Education Project talk about teaching genocide in the classroom.
Part of the MCSS Spring 2020 Webinar Series, Dave Johnson discusses strategies for effectively teaching C3 inquiry in a remote or blended setting.
Part of the MCSS Spring 2020 Webinar Series, Rebecca Bush discusses strategies for teaching skills from Dimension 2 of the C3 Framework.
Part of the MCSS Spring 2020 Webinar Series, a panel discussion on teaching Third Grade Michigan Studies, moderated by Dr. Scott Roberts from Central Michigan University. Panel guests include: Dr. Matthew Daley from Grand Valley State University, Joy Kooyer from Holland Public Schools, and Dr. Phil Gersmehl from the Michigan Geographic Alliance.
This panel discussion was moderated by Sean McBrady from Macomb ISD, and featured panelists Marshall Collins from TBAISD, Harry Weavery from Chippewa Valley Schools, and Anthony Lewis from the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.